What Is a Good Recipe for Homemade Cranberry Sauce?

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Good recipes for homemade cranberry sauce are Homemade Cranberry Sauce and Perfect Cranberry Sauce, both featured on the Food Network website. You need cranberries, sugar and orange zest or orange juice.

Make Homemade Cranberry sauce by mixing 1 12-ounce bag of cranberries, 2/3 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed or no sugar added orange juice in a saucepan. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoons of kosher salt. Cook the ingredients at a simmer for 15 minutes. Allow the sauce to cool, and serve.

To make Perfect Cranberry Sauce, add 1 12-ounce bag minus 1/2 cup of fresh cranberries to a saucepan. Mix in 1 strip of orange zest or lemon zest, 2 tablespoons of water and 1 cup of sugar, and simmer at low heat for about 10 minutes. Once the cranberries soften and the sugar dissolves, increase the heat. Cook the sauce for 12 more minutes until the cranberries break apart. Turn the heat back to low, and mix in the remaining 1/2 cup of cranberries.

Cook the sauce until the cranberries soften, and add sugar or salt as needed. Remove the saucepan from the heat, and allow the sauce to reach room temperature before serving.